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CGIAR Research Program "Dryland Systems"

Identify and introduce stress tolerant, high-yielding and improved quality varieties of cereals, potato, vegetable, horticultural, fodder crops through on-farm adaptive trials

Objectives:

High yielding, yellow rust resistant varieties of winter wheat and improved varieties of mungbean suitable for fully irrigated and partially irrigated conditions with better and reliable yields will reach more farmers who cultivate them in the prevalent crop-livestock systems to improve the competitiveness of crops within farming systems. Adoption of wheat and mungbean crop rotation will improve farm income, improve human nutrition and enhance soil health.

Geographical Location (s) including the Action Sites:

Main Activities:

Gender dimension:

Men and women, primarily young researchers will be trained in the areas of conducting standard field experiments, crop management and evaluation.

Research Outputs:

Research Outcomes:

(i) At least 10 varieties of winter wheat and mungbean identified suitable for the prevalent cropping systems

(ii) Winter wheat-mungbean crop rotation established in two farmers’ fields

(iii) Capacity of at least 10 young researchers strengthened in scientific management of field experimentation.

(iv) Capacity of at least five young researchers strengthened in experimental design and in application of statistical software.

(v) At least 50 men and women farmers, seed producers, researchers and policy makers learned about new, improved varieties of winter wheat and mungbean.

(vi) At least 50 women and men farmers learned about importance of diverse diets in family nutrition